Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Creative Expression

I've been thinking a lot about what makes me the most happy, what gives me that feeling of satisfaction. I look around the village, spy on the weekenders (lol), read lots of blogs and realize that I'm so different from most people.

I don't need much to make me happy, but I do need to feel creative. By that, I mean that I need to use my talents and strengths to create things that give me fulfillment and joy. My life with Alex is uncomplicated and simple. We don't need fancy stuff, we don't need to have social circles, we don't even have to leave our backyard. But we each need to spend our time doing what gives us a feeling of passion. 

I create by baking and cooking, trying new recipes and kitchen concoctions. My cheese making has opened up a new creative side to me! I've started hand crafts, such as knitting and I'll be revisiting sewing clothes to that list too. My garden this year really brought out my creative green thumb! I need a jump start on my painting, but that will come with time. I'm always looking for more ways to express my creative side and it's fun trying new things.

If what I do doesn't fulfill me emotionally, then it will never fulfill me at all. This is something I learned throughout the years as I tried to find myself. I used to chase after friends, family, society, being a "social butterfly"...but that was never as fulfilling to me as baking a loaf of bread or painting a watercolour. I think people chase after the wrong things, not really knowing what makes them feel whole and happy. It took me years to figure it out though.


Blogoratti said...

Finding what makes you happy in the end may take time to figure out, but when you do it's the best thing in the world. Greetings!

Treey Stynes said...

You're very talented in what you do. There is a challenge you could do. Learn to play a guitar. Maybe it's something I shouldn't advise you to do. It's so frustrating but you'll see another side to you you never knew you had.

Rain said...

Thanks Blogoratti :)) It did take me a lot of time to figure things out. I burned out in 2003, and had a tough recovery. I kept trying to think of my "hobbies" and nothing came to mind. It was all about work back in the day. It was challenging to try new things and find a passion for them. Not as easy for me as it is for others! :)

Rain said...

Hi Terry :)) Thank you so much! I actually did try to play the guitar at one point in my life but it was a horror show on my fingers lol...I'm sure you can relate. I just couldn't get coordinated, but funny thing, I can play piano. When we move, we are going to look for a piano for me. Getting one now would be too tough to move, but it's something I really want to do again.